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Artist: Pretty Maids

Title: Future World

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1987

Label: CBS (Austria)

Catalog Number: 450281 2


Ronnie Atkins lead and backing vocals
Ken Hammer guitars
Allan DeLong bass
Phil Moorhead drums
Alan Owen keyboards


1.  Future World  
2.  We Came to Rock  
3.  Love Games  
4.  Yellow Rain  
5.  Loud 'N Proud  
6.  Rodeo  
7.  Needles in the Dark  
8.  Eye of the Storm  
9.  Long Way to Go  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Li Date: July 19, 2001 at 9:07
If you havenīt heard the song "Future World", you are not a true metal fan. The song is one of the greatest ever written and performed metal songs. In fact, this album would make any "Best metal albums of all time"-list. But just because they didnīt sell millions of records like Iron Maiden or hit it big in USA the album is not on any list. Check out all their albums, you wonīt regret it. Melodic metal at itīs best. This band is a victim of big company bosses that didnīt like class metal.

From: Mentalizer Date: July 27, 2001 at 0:02
Pretty Maids should never make metal songs!!! Their potencial for making hard rock songs is unbelieveble!!!! Really great!!!

From: Kim Date: August 20, 2001 at 12:51
If you havent got this one you possibly havent got Van Halen 1, Destroyer(Kiss)Y&T Black Tiger, Dr.Feelgood. This is a classic which belongs withe the best.

From: Fofinhu Guy Date: August 22, 2001 at 0:00
I haven't got Van Halen 1, Destroyer (Kiss) and Y&T Black Tiger (I've got only Dr. Feelgood). Iīve prefered to get Hardline - Double Eclipse, Kiss - Crazy Nights, Nelson - After The Rain, Swedish Erotica and Fair Warning! Classic isn't the same of good stuff!

From: Date: August 31, 2001 at 9:06
This album is a masterpiece! No doubt about it. Just listen to "Eye of the storm". Amazing!

From: Mike Date: October 7, 2001 at 19:56
The intro riff from Future World tells you this isn't any ordinary disk! Absolute masterpiece. This CD is in my top 5 albums of all time.

From: Matt Gentry Date: October 11, 2001 at 15:45
These guys had really sucky label support...that's probably the main reason you have never heard them. Although, they did well on Z-Rock when they were around. Do yourself a favor, and buy one of the greatest sleeper albums in Rock history.

From: Shoemaker Date: October 26, 2001 at 3:04
Yesssssss, Li is absolute right!!!

From: BPG Date: November 27, 2001 at 7:58
One of the best cd's I've ever owned.

From: The Snail Date: December 2, 2001 at 14:20
Absolutely a fantastic album. Better the most albums made in the same period of time. They ruled..................

From: Dragonfly Date: December 16, 2001 at 18:18
Yes I agree with all of the above. This is their shinning star. It took them to be a rock world name in all most every country (except USA). Tons of tallent and tons of hits. A melodic masterpiece.

From: teme@guest.net Date: January 13, 2002 at 6:37
This is one of the first album I bought(many years ago),I loved the video of the song Love Games.Sometimes It seems to hear two different singers in the heavier songs the voice of Ronnie gets rough.In their new albums I miss the presence of melodic rock songs like Rodeo or Love games.Hoewever They still do great ballads and good havy rock songs. I miss also the cover with the beautiful girl from outer space, Pretty Maids get her back.She was like Eddie for Iron Maiden.

From: Ken Atkins Date: January 20, 2002 at 5:00
Just the best band in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: wildches Date: March 27, 2002 at 3:50
the masters, the #1, the best album even heard........all this things........and more

From: Desslar Date: April 5, 2002 at 11:44
Slightly cheesy at times, but great metal. Yellow Rain is fantastic.

From: Km Date: April 25, 2002 at 23:15
Great great great . Just bought their live album..................................Even greater. I really love bands who stay true to their roots.

From: tman Date: June 20, 2002 at 16:43
This one is excellent. Its a must for melodic hardrock/metal. I purchased this after hearing it from a friend's brother in 1987. I only had the tape then. About 7 years ago when it was long gone a friend and myself were at a local pawn shop. There I found Future World on cd in excellent shape. I paid $4 for it. What luck!!! This is by far their best album very polished,catchy,very well produced. A++++

From: P.C. Date: September 29, 2002 at 14:50
One of the best hard & heavy albums of the 80s . Absolute cult!!! Tittle song is still pure energy extaze . Best PM record.

From: Y.Olsen Date: October 18, 2002 at 16:45
Pretty Maids best album ever! Great songs, big production. This album is a real classic!

From: Thomas Date: October 26, 2002 at 19:07
Hi,das ist das beste Album der Maids.Absolut geil.Leider wurden sie dann immer etwas schlechter.Ich hoffe,Sie werden wieder die die alte Form erreichen.Viele Grüsse an alle Fans.Thomas. Carlsberg2@aol.com

From: alex of milan Date: November 19, 2002 at 7:18
nn ho questo lp ma lo compro visto i commenti poi il genere e' il mio,poi st

From: Great Dane Date: December 31, 2002 at 15:40
Here in Scandinavia were 7Hrs22Mins from New Years eve. Im gonna get soo drunk, and have so much fun. And will do it 6-8 hrs before you in the US. When you get drunk tonight, I`ll be having the worst hangovers. Puuuh. Keep rockin`and a happy new year to all of you.

From: Great Dane Date: December 31, 2002 at 15:42
And the folks in ASIA are probably drunk allready. Getting ready to salute 2003. I hope it will be peacefull in the world next year. Keep rockin`ASIA.

From: Pam L. Date: February 8, 2003 at 7:50
I just got this cd on Ebay and it KICKS ASS! Its hard,heavy and melodic all at once.The band sounds great! This is the cd that should have made them famous.I highly recommend it. Rock on!

From: Great Dane Date: April 24, 2003 at 5:16
.Simply one of the best Hard Rock/Metal albums ever.

From: Scandinavia Date: May 29, 2003 at 10:56
This album is surely a must-have! At first some of the tracks may appear trivial but listen to details and especially the keyboard. If you then compare PM to other bands around that time you'll hopefully realize this album is a real trailblazer. So much atmosphere and feel even when they're doing 200 mph. U can hear their ambition in every tune. AMAZING! Only bad thing is the production. Too different from tune 2 tune. Compare "Love Games" and "Loud'n'Proud" and you'll hear what I mean...

From: harry Date: May 29, 2003 at 17:28
i got the single "future world" on a clear plastic 45 at strawberries records way back when. the b-side was "needles in the dark" needless to say i got hooked. it is a shame that these guys didn't more airplay. wicked pissah.

From: Alejandro Date: June 5, 2003 at 12:07
Siguiendo las tendencias de mediados de los 80,Pretty Maids,logran con este FUTURE WORLD,una placa pareja,de melodėas bien logradas,al que quizās hubiera ayudado una producciōn un poco mās importante.De todas maneras,este es a mi juicio,su mejor album.La apertura,reboza fuerza,al igual que RODEO y LOUD AND PROUD.A la balada EYE OF THE STORM,le faltō un solo mās punzante para ser perfecta,y lo mas flojo quizās este en LONG..Y WE CAME..El resto realza el nivel. 8/10. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: RR-Finland Date: August 27, 2003 at 6:24
What happened to this band? I mean after Allan Delong and Phil Morehead left this band, something was gone with them. First five albums is best melodic hard rock entertainment ever, but lookin now this band I donīt care even buy the records anymore. Future World is one of my top 10 all time record and itīs one of those great 1987 masterpieces what was made that year for hard rock lovers. Somethings (and some music) should never chance. "waitin for the time to come".

From: Kimhp Date: September 3, 2003 at 17:32
Their best album along with "Red hot n' heavy"...Not a bad tune on this one. Melodic metal at it's best!

From: Great Dane Date: September 19, 2003 at 4:03
RR. You should give them another try. They changed a bit over the years. Thank god for that. I love their early stuff, but many hard rock/heavy metal bands, just get stuck in time, Pretty Maids havent. Theyre still awesome.

From: RR-Finland Date: September 20, 2003 at 18:53
Youīre partly right Great Dane! Things have to roll and bands donīt have to get jammed in time. Sometimes just feels like some 80īs bands donīt reach their "modern" sound anymore as good that they did back in ī80s! Every decade has somekind of style and some music is more played on radio. I just wathed "Golden Child" (that Eddie Murphy movie) from tv and I just loved those cliche 80īs style synths on the backround and what kind of music they played on film (Ratt etc.) and all those back days fee

From: RR-Finland Date: September 20, 2003 at 18:55
...feelings on it! Maybe some kid watches Matrix 17 years after and founds same feelings and emotions what I did with those 80īs shit and thinks that 00īs was best decade in musicbisnes! I love Pretty Maids in early albums, becouse my music interests are basicly good melodies, great keyboards, awesome vocals and powerfull choruses. FUTURE WORLD and those early albums includes all that! I deffinitely donīt blame this band, for what they have done in last few years or what their thing is nowadays.

From: RR-Finland Date: September 20, 2003 at 18:56
... I just curse all that shit, what is cool in todays music!

From: ROBERT Date: September 30, 2003 at 20:21
uauuuhhh!! q grupazo! nunka olvidare la 1Š vez q escuche ese LOVE GAMES.... inolvidable!

From: tomcat Date: October 1, 2003 at 6:42
this is way better than all the hammerfalls of this world..good solid heavy metal release from this good band

From: Reno Date: October 5, 2003 at 21:02
I've been pretty left out until now when it comes to Pretty Maids. The only tune I had heard up until now was Future World. A friend sent me all the MP3's of their cd's and I blown away to say the least. On just about every cd I've listened to so far, they have 2 very different sides to them. On one hand, they have the power of Maiden and Dio and on the other, they have the smoothness and melody of Def Leppard and Journey. Thats a big variety to throw into one band but they do it very well!

From: Reno Date: October 5, 2003 at 21:05
Favorite tracks for this cd are Future World because of its cross between power, melodic and progressive. We Came To Rock because of it's great riffage and Anthem-like chorus, and Rodeo because it slows down and shows the other side of the band

From: K.K. Date: November 24, 2003 at 3:45
Pretty Maids is a great band. Future world it's a true classic. masterpiece

From: Agnar Date: November 24, 2003 at 18:39
who doesn't have it, then he can suck!

From: Scandinavia Date: December 29, 2003 at 9:26
Three different producers on this one: Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica etc.), Eddie Kramer (Zeppelin, Hendrix, Kiss etc.) & Chris Isca...

From: love metal Date: January 24, 2004 at 23:33
a great metal band love this cd love games is a great ballad (and i don't love a lot of ballads).

From: alejandro Date: February 9, 2004 at 14:14
Siguiendo las tendencias de mediados de los 80,Pretty Maids,logran con este FUTURE WORLD,una placa pareja,de melodėas bien logradas,al que quizās hubiera ayudado una producciōn un poco mās importante.De todas maneras,este es a mi juicio,su mejor album.La apertura,reboza fuerza,al igual que RODEO y LOUD AND PROUD.A la balada EYE OF THE STORM,le faltō un solo mās punzante para ser perfecta,y lo mas flojo quizās este en LONG..Y WE CAME..El resto realza el nivel. 8/10. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: Great Dane Date: April 30, 2004 at 16:40
Whoaaa. Im from this bands homecountry and have been listening to them forever, but apparently I forgot how good this cd is. Its without weak spots. The track Yellow Rain is phenomenal. It start with some acoustic playing and some cool singing, but soon turns into a hard rockin' tune which has it all. Cool guitar playing.

From: TIM (2) Date: June 25, 2004 at 5:05
Excellent hard-rock, with the odd killer AOR moment. Huge production too. "Love Games" got me into this genre in the first place, I remember seeing the video (a good few years after it's release) and loving it. The verse-bridge section of the song is brilliant. I loved their early releases but am not fussed by the more recent albums.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 22:48
Pretty Maids always jump all over the rock spectrum on their albums, shifting one minute from aor then to speed metal and then to hard rock. This is their most well known album and contains their signature tune, "Future World". Other strong cuts are the aor tune "Love Games" and "Yellow Rain". 6/10

From: AOR_Crazy Date: August 7, 2004 at 9:10
Simply not 9/10 not 10/10 -- 100/10. This band was even when they started playing ahead of their time. I think that maybe i'm the biggest fan of them. Can say that they changed my life. I hope that someone from PM see this comments and realize that they musn't stop rockin'!!!

From: Chevalier Date: August 10, 2004 at 16:56
Great class metal(?).Great Musicians.They should have been more popular during those days.Love Games was a hit!!cool video too...very talented.Go get it fellas!

From: Geoff Date: November 22, 2004 at 19:48
I'm actually a little separated here because many lable this the best PM album, but from me it all began with the next one. 'We came to rock' and the excellent 'Eye of the storm' are my faves here. I note everyone loves 'Love games' and I think the reason why this album is not my fave of the collection (Though still excellent) is because the verses are perfect, but I just don't like the chorus. Awesome band, great CD, but I'd have loved better choruses, to be honest...

From: Alejandro Date: November 23, 2004 at 6:51
Siguiendo las tendencias de mediados de los 80,Pretty Maids,logran con este FUTURE WORLD,una placa pareja,de melodėas bien logradas,al que quizās hubiera ayudado una producciōn un poco mās importante.De todas maneras,este es a mi juicio,su mejor album.La apertura,reboza fuerza,al igual que RODEO y LOUD AND PROUD.A la balada EYE OF THE STORM,le faltō un solo mās punzante para ser perfecta,y lo mas flojo quizās este en LONG..Y WE CAME..El resto realza el nivel. 8/10. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: luis Date: January 31, 2005 at 15:03
I love AOR , Hard Rock and old good classic Metal , this album sounds truely amazing , you wont find any fillers in it .Still to date one of my favourite 10/10 .

From: meradona Date: February 4, 2005 at 14:23
si te gusta el heavy metal y no tienes este disco, escucha a bisbal o a la pantoja, un clasico entre los clasicos. 10/10

From: jrenato - Brazil Date: August 14, 2005 at 16:04
Great album from one of the godfathers from melodic metal, bringin'also grea hard rock influences to the songs. A band that was never recognized as they deserve. Check it out, you won't regret!!!

From: JF Date: March 27, 2006 at 20:27
Future World que tal temazo, me acuerdo la primera vez que vi el video, con que facilidad Ronnie puede cambiar su voz, todo un camaleon, aunque admito que mas me gusta su timbre mas suave.Considero que tiene otras buenas cacniones pero otras no llegan al mismo nivel. De todas maneras otro muy buen disco pero no tan comercial como el que le seguia.

From: JF Date: March 27, 2006 at 20:30

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 23, 2006 at 12:15
Great Melodic Metal/AOR/Hard Rock, simple como eso en este album practican mayormente Metal Melodico pero con su AOR endurecido y claro Hard Rock, personalmente su mejor trabajo ya que contiene temas devastadores y otros muy buenos, los 9 cortes son de alto nivel y facil se lleva su 10/10 clasico.

From: lalorock Date: April 6, 2007 at 12:09
Discazo de principio a fin, con solo escuchar ese inicio matador de Future world (que temazo!!),le sigue un medio tiempo lleno de fuerza We came to rock,Yellow rain otra descarga increíble, pero mi favorita llega con Rodeo un tema con unos riffs entrecortados de puta madre y ese solo no muy largo pero excelente, todo el album describe un hard rock melódico de una calidad inigualable, excelente album de estos daneses, larga vida a Pretty Maids...

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: October 21, 2007 at 6:43
HUGE 95/100 the perfect following to the GREAT "red hot & heavy"with a modern touch !even if the recording was a total chaos the prod.is great for the time ! i remember back then it was a shock especially the great RONNIE ATKINS unique vocal style ! Some classics songs are featured here :"future world"/"yellow rain"/"eye of the storm"/"love games"/ you can find a good reissue at www.oldies.com with different cover and additional pictures !BUY IT....

From: metalmastermusic Date: June 23, 2008 at 19:00
This is a solid record from these melodic metal giants. Their songs flow together so well. Excellent vox and some reaaly good hooks on this one as well. One of the better releases of its time. To bad they were so overlooked. 87/10

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: December 10, 2008 at 10:56
Future World Super Song Killer Killer...

From: JamesEagle Date: October 22, 2009 at 8:45
A big drop in quality from Pretty Maids in my opinion. The title track is one of my favourite songs EVER, an extremely strong, driving rock song, but the rest of the album is very bland and not memorable at all. Worth 6/10 for the first track alone, but give me Red, Hot & Heavy or Jump The Gun any day.

From: Lennie Date: February 25, 2010 at 8:07
The last comment is about the only intelligent thing said on this album! Why all the love for this album? Overall it is average at best and fairly generic. 'Future World' is a good opener and 'Love Games' is an excellent AOR song, but the rest I could take or leave. A million miles from their EXCELLENT 'Jump The Gun' and 'Spooked' albums IMO.

From: shoemaker Date: February 25, 2010 at 11:27
:] This is a milestone in Heavy Metal history!!! Yellow Rain KILLLLLLLLLLS! Only Long way to go is a bit average.

From: hair metal again Date: October 16, 2010 at 1:56
fantastic release by the great PRETTY MAIDS.huge guitar riffs,great melodic lines,certain atmosphere and strong personality.my favs are "rodeo","love games" and "long way to go ".important release back in 87

From: the rocker Date: January 6, 2012 at 13:32
I don't have an over all favorite cd from these guys, but after listening to this today, I'd put it at the top for sure. I first heard this through the video for Future World, and I was like wow! Then a friend of a friend had the tape and it blew us away! I still like them to this day, but not a huge fan of the direction that they have gone in. Future World, Love Games, Proud To Be Loud, We Came To Rock, & Rodeo are my favorites. I recommend.

From: underworld king Date: October 30, 2012 at 8:49
Great album and my favorite from Pretty Maids. This album was my introduction to this great band back in 1987 and I will finally have the chance to see them live in Osaka, Japan tomorrow night!

From: underworld king Date: March 7, 2014 at 9:09
Saw them recently in Japan (23 Nov 2013) and they didn't disappoint. They actually played "Needles In The Dark" from this album!

From: dany69 Date: August 14, 2016 at 22:00
A pure shame,!!! this album and band can putting bands like Def leppard,,motley like a damn garage band,,,,sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo underated,,,,all the pretty maids albums are great,,but my fav is Jump the gun,,,Produced by the man of the master Roger glover,,,Pretty Maids 4 everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

From: dany69 Date: March 16, 2017 at 21:30
My God,!!! i spend so much times listin all this new bands,and that is so great & Good,,,,but a step of the past show how,,how this album is good,,,,,,Timeless album,,,and what a album,,,,80s 4 everrrrrrrrrrrrr and everrrrrrrrrrrrr best times,,,,!!!!

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From: guitarrizer Date: September 20, 2021 at 7:00
The best Pretty Maids' album in my opinion. Must have.

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